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Tire alignment off after lift (stock tires)???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Squaretail, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Squaretail

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    So, I installed my Toytec 3" lift last weekend...Everything went fairly smooth, but I noticed my alignment is off, pulling to the left. I still have my stock rims and tires on, but I did rotate them when I put them back on.

    Is this expected after the lift even without new wheels or tires?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    Cowboyz

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    your going to need UCA's. Search around and you will see the same problem with a 3in lift and stock UCAs
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    i've read on tons of lift threads that no matter what, you need to get an alignment after you do a lift....kinda blows spending an extra $50-$100 right after buying all your lift stuff. but thats just what i've seen on here
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    How could you not need an alignment after a lift? If you just think about how your suspension works you know at least the camber will be off. Now just changing rims and tires... I could see how you might question that, but a lift? If you cannot see why that requires an alignment its probably time to learn more about suspensions.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    You changed the entire geometery of the front suspension

    You need an alignment and probably aftermarket UCA's
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Rashnu

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    With a 3" lift you will need aftermrket uca's. With any lift you will need an alignment
     
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